Nomenclature of Tetrapyrroles

Published in Eur. J. Biochem., 1988, 178, 277-328 (reprinted in Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, 2nd edition, Portland Press, 1992, pages 278-329); Pure Appl. Chem., 1987, 59, 779-832. The location of errors indicated below refers to the location in the web version. Different styles and pagination resulted in differences between the printed versions.


TP-1.3 example 2, note

Position 22 now labelled on the structural diagram.

TP-3.4 example 2

Systematic name corrected (7,12,18,Triethyl... replaced by 7,12,18-Triethyl...). [corrected in Eur. J. Biochem. version]

TP-4.1 example 3

The name corrected to 5,10,15,22-tetrahydro... (not 5,10,15,20-tetrahydro...).

TP-4.3.2 example 5

The structure corrected by adding a 12-methyl group.

TP-5.1 note 1

Reference corrected to F-4.5 (not F-4.13).

TP-5.2 note

Reference corrected to F-4.11 (not F-4.5).

TP-6.5 example 5

Since this document was prepared it has been shown that phycoerythrobilin has the published structure 5a but phycoviolobilin (phycobiliviolin) has the isomeric structure 5b.

TP-8.1 figure 24

Spelling of tetradentate corrected.

A. Porphyrins Fischer numbering

Isomer IX, CNOC/CAS numbering corrected to show Cet at position 18 (not Et) and
Isomer XI, CNOC/CAS numbering corrected to show Cet at position 8 (not Et).

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